Center for Education Assessment (Puspendik), Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) asked teachers to change the learning model in the classroom. The aim is to prepare children’s abilities to compete in the 21st century.
Head of Puspendik Kemendikbud Nizam said the 21st century learning model, namely, learning is no longer episodic. In addition, teachers are not the only source of knowledge. However, the teacher has the task of making the child to be full of admiration for questions and answers. How the child comes to his classroom with a head full of curiosity, and the teacher must also have an answer.
Nizam suggested the learning model should change the habits of assessment as a form of learning achievement. According to him, assessment should be the driving force of the achievements of the 21st century.
That is, he explained, although the teacher teaches the knowledge content, but she/he must make the child think critically. The school exams, he continued, should be evidence there is learning in the classroom, not just about scores. So, according to him, the multiple choice assessment model is not the right choice to see children’s ability to reason in a subject.